How can make better use of my living room?
My home started out as a fairly traditional 2-story colonial -- small front hallway, dining room on one side, living room on the other, kitchen in back of the dining room. Over the years we've added on a family room, knocked down walls and re-purposed our living spaces (the dining room is now a "gathering room" adjacent to the kitchen; the original den is now the dining area), but our living room remains as it was, visually separated from our other living spaces, and virtually unused.
It LOOKS like a living room because of how it's furnished, but it's certainly not used in that way. I should mention that the living room is separated from the dining area by a 5-foot wide opening that has French doors which can be kept open if we so choose. We can even remove those doors if it makes sense to do so.
Without any further renovating, how can I make better use of my living room, which accounts for about 20% of my living space on the first floor? Do I repurpose it? Do I figure out a way to draw people in? Do I do something else? TIA for your suggestions.